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Strategic Plan

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College of Nursing Strategic Goals

To be a national leader in accessible and quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education and recognized across health disciplines, and to prospective students, alumni, and nursing leaders as innovative scholars and researchers who improve human health through strategic partnerships and inter-professional collaboration that shapes new delivery models of quality health care and nursing education.

Goal One

Achieve academic excellence in all undergraduate and graduate nursing education programs through a welcoming, engaging, and innovative teaching and learning environment.

Goal Two

Achieve national recognition for collaborative nursing research that improves health outcomes, promotes health for rural and under-served populations, and transforms nursing and inter-professional health education.

Goal Three

Cultivate partnerships within higher education, across diverse health organizations, and with communities of the state, region, and world, to assure quality education and to develop innovations that improve health and health care.

Goal Four

Secure resources to assure quality learning environments that foster academic excellence, synergize research productivity, create support for students, and build strong alumni relationships.


The complete College of Nursing Impact 2018 strategic plan can be found here, in PDF format.